What's your diary looking like for the autumn season? Don't worry if it's looking a little bare, we've got a whole host of yarntastic shows for you to visit over the next few months.
Skipton Auction Mart, Gargrave Road, Skipton, BD23 1UD
Yarndale is a fibre-packed festival held over two days in Skipton's Auction Mart. More than 180 fantastic exhibitors will come together to create a woolly paradise for over 7,000 visitors.
For more information about Yarndale, including ticket prices, click here.
Loch Ness Knit Festival
29th September - 2nd October
Eden Court Theatre, Bishops Road, Inverness, IV3 5SA
Visit the first ever Loch Ness Knit Festival for four days of knitting heaven in beautiful Inverness. There will be free demonstrations with 40 exhibitors showcasing their wares, plus workshops, knitting cruises, presentations and of course plenty of shopping.
For more information about the Loch Ness Knit Festival, click here.
Cheshire Fibre Festival
Marthall Village Hall, Marthall, Cheshire, WA16 7SB.
Cheshire Fibre Festival will see five Cheshire-based fibre artists brought together, covering knitting, crochet, spinning, weaving, needle felting and dyeing all under one roof. The artists will provide workshops, demonstrations and an opportunity for visitors to shop. Entry is free, with ample parking, and a knit and natter area for a crafty break.
For more information about the Cheshire Fibre Festival, click here.
The Knitting & Stitching Show at Alexandra Palace
5th - 9th October
Alexandra Palace Way, Wood Green, London, N22 7AY
The Knitting & Stitching Show will return to Alexandra Palace with even more workshops and inspiration than before, plus more chances to shop till you drop! There will also be drop-in knitting and crochet sessions with UK Hand Knitting’s team of experts, and all the latest yarns and products from nearly 400 retailers.
For more information about the Knitting & Stitching Show, plus a fab discount code, click here.
West Wales Wool Show
Narberth, Pembrokeshire, The Queen’s Hall and Plas Hyfryd Hotel, SA67 7AS
Celebrating all things woolly, the West Wales Wool Show will support local wool producers and small craft businesses. Demonstrations will run throughout the day, with stallholders sharing their skills and knowledge with visitors. Don’t miss amazing yarns, fibres, workshops and more. Plus, free entry!
For more information about the West Wales Wool Show, click here.
Kendal Wool Gathering
29th – 30th October
K Village, The Lakes Outlet, 1 Riverside Place, Lound Road, Kendal, LA9 7FH
Returning for its fourth year, Kendal Wool Gathering will bring a mix of demonstrations, fun yarn-related activities and displays, all to celebrate the fibre at the heart of the town. There will be woolly events taking place throughout Kendal, including livestock, walks and talks.
For more information about Kendal Wool Gathering, click here.
Stitch Fest South West
5th – 6th November
Totnes Civic Hall, Totnes, Devon
New to the south west, Stitch Fest will showcase some of the UK’s best independent makers, dyers, spinners and designers. Take part in workshops, talks, and yarn-related happiness – all brought to you by Totnes’ contemporary craft shop Social Fabric.
For more information about Stitch Fest South West, click here.